We are very grateful to have a terrific Steering Committee to guide the development and implementation of the Programme, including:
Director, Cartland Consulting; Former Assistant Director of Social Welfare, Hong Kong Government
Upon graduating from the University of Oxford in 1972, Rachel joined the Hong Kong Government and subsequently served in a variety of senior posts given wide exposure to policy formulation processes, management and the Hong Kong political scene. She possesses extensive experience in the Government Secretariat in specialty areas including broadcasting, arts and culture policy. In 1995, Rachel was appointed Assistant Director of Social Welfare (Social Security) managing 2000 staff and an annual budget of HK$25 billion; there she delivered a socially critical service of high political sensitivity, impacting all sectors of grassroots Hong Kong. Programmes included CSSA, 'Support for Self-Reliance', Computerised Social Security System, the Criminal and Law Enforcement Injuries Compensation Scheme and the Traffic Accident Victims Assistance Scheme. Rachel worked at the Education and Manpower Bureau in 2001-2 and left the Hong Kong Government in 2006 to set up Cartland Consulting, which specialises in public sector consulting.
HR Business Partner, CLSA
Sharon is a HR Business Partner at CLSA Limited. Prior to joining CLSA, Sharon obtained a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Alberta in Canada and had completed her degree with a major in Human Resources. She has been actively involved in the local community work in her secondary school year. Sharon is the staff sponsor of T.E.E.N. Programme .
Youth mentor (Big Brothers & Sisters) of the T.E.E.N. Programme 2015-2016
Icy had been a Participant in the first year of the Programme and subsequently an Alumni Committee member from 2011 to 2012. She is active in the community - she was recognised as one of the Outstanding Girl Guides in Hong Kong and selected to participate in the Annapurna Base Camp Expedition in 2012. She was also selected as an Outstanding Leader in Kwai Tsing District in 2013. Icy is currently a second year student of Bachelor Degree of Counselling and Psychology at the Hong Kong Shue Yan University.
Dr. Staci Ford
Honorary Associate Professor, Department of History and in the American Studies, The University of Hong Kong
Staci is a Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of History and in the American Studies Programme at The University of Hong Kong where she has taught since 1993. Her academic expertise is in women's history, US History, and cross-cultural gender studies/history. She is a founding member and co-convenor of the Women's Studies Research Centre at The University of Hong Kong and of The Women's Foundation. She has published a variety of articles and essays in women's studies/gender studies and cultural history/studies. Her most recent book, TROUBLING AMERICAN WOMEN: NARRATIVES OF GENDER AND NATION IN HONG KONG focuses on women's narratives of cultural encounter in transpacific context.
Chair of TWF’s HR Advisory Council, TWF Board member
Zoe is a global human resources (HR) leader with more than 20 years of experience in strategic and operational HR. She began her career at Arthur Andersen qualifying as a chartered accountant. In 1998, Zoe moved into HR working at Schroders and Lazard whilst also obtaining her CIPD. Zoe relocated to Hong Kong to join CLSA's HR team in 2004, where she was instrumental in developing CLSA's strategic human capital initiatives and operations during her 12-year tenure. As CLSA's global head of human resources she led a team of 28 based in 7 countries, covering a headcount of 1,900 across 23 cities globally. Since 2009, Zoe has actively participated in and supported TWF initiatives at both the grassroots and corporate level. She has been a Steering Committee Member for the T.E.E.N Programme, a Mentor on the Mentoring Programme for Women Leaders, Co-Chair of the HR Alumni Group and inaugural Chair of TWF's Human Resources Advisory Council. She was appointed to the TWF Board of Governors in early 2016.
Marketing Manager, Mad Head Limited
Bowie is a Marketing Manager at Mad Head Limited, the developer and distributor of a popular mobile game - Tower of Saviors. She and her team aim at enhancing and diversifying the user experience of playing mobile games, including launching marketing campaigns featuring their cooperation with famous actress Michelle Chen and Disney Villains and such hosting an exhibition at the Taipei Game Show 2014, organising regional qualifiers on Tower of Saviors in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia, and arranging the final contest X concert in Taipei. She is passionate about social service and served as the President of Leo Club of Metropolitan Hong Kong from 2012 to 2013.